A.g Ceo- Kabale Tache

A.g Ceo- Kabale Tache

A.g CEO- Kabale Tache

Ms. Kabale Tache Arero is a seasoned career professional with over twenty (20) years wealth of successful experience providing , Human Resources, Operational and Strategic leadership in uniquely challenging environments. She is a dynamic, results-oriented leader with a strong track record of performance in both Government and quasi Government institutions including the banking sector. Ms. Tache is good at utilization of keen analysis, insights and team approach to drive organizational improvements and implementation of best practices.  Her superior interpersonal skills has in past enabled her to resolve multiple and complex issues and motivating staff to peak performance.  Ms. Kabale was appointed as Ag CEO on 18th December 2018. She was instrumental in managing transitions following the exit of former commissioners and incoming of new commissioners. Before her appointment to the current position, Tache was Director of Human Resource. She holds Masters Degree in Business Administration( MBA) from Kenyatta University with a biase in Human Resource and Bachelors degree in same field. She is a full member of Institute of Human Resource Management amongst other professional bodies.

Gershom Otachi- Chairman

Gershom Otachi- Chairman

He is a  graduate of the University of Nairobi ( LLB, 1989)  and   was admitted to the Bar in 1990. He has been in Legal  practice  as an Advocate for 29 years , appearing before all levels of Courts and Specialised Tribunals in  Civil, Criminal, Land and property, Succession and Election disputes besides practice in other aspects of Commercial law and Conveyancing. He has also simultaneously  practiced law in international courts for a period of over twenty years. He has  served as the Chairman in two State Corporations; Policy Holders’ Compensation Fund (PHCF) and Geothermal Development Company (GDC) for a total of six years.  He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya , East African Law Society, International Commission of Jurists (Kenya) , International Criminal Bar ( ICB) , International  Association of Defence Lawyers ( IADAD),  Association of Defence Lawyers at the UNICTR (ADAD) of which he was Vice –Chairman for 6 years and is on the ICC list of Counsel.

Getrude Nduku Nguku - Vice-Chair

Getrude Nduku Nguku - Vice-Chair

Gertrude Nduku Nguku is the Vice Chairperson of the National Land Commission. She is a Kenyan   Advocate who was admitted to the bar in 1990. She holds a LLB degree from the University of Nairobi and a    Master of Advanced Studies in Peace and Conflict Studies from the European University Center for Peace Studies in Austria. She has researched and written extensively on administrative and management reforms of Kenya land law and policy   to end conflict and structural marginalization. She is a recognized   United Nations   legal and judicial reform expert who has   advised governments on issues of land   management, adjudication, settlement, investigations and registration. She   represented   public and private clients   during litigation and arbitration   of   land   cases in Kenya and advised   International   Judge Panels    during the investigations, trial and appeal of land, corruption and war crime cases. She managed a United Nations Operations land program as a Deputy Head to investigate, adjudicate and mediate on historical land injustices and illegal occupations in   Kosovo, Serbia and Macedonia. As an Advisor of the United Nations Police Commissioner in Timor-Leste, she    collaborated with development partners, national and municipality government authorities   to spearhead the   development of the first   administrative and investigation policy of the   police   Vulnerable Persons Unit.

Hon. Samwel Kazungu Kambi - Commissioner

Hon. Samwel Kazungu Kambi - Commissioner

Hon. Commissioner Samwel Kazungu Kambi holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from University of East Africa, Baraton and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Development Studies from the same University. He worked as a Manager at Post Bank from 1990 to 1992.

He started his political journey as a Member of Parliament for Kaloleni Constituency from 2007-2012. He served as an Assistant Minister for Medical Services from 2008 to 2013 under the Coalition Government.

In May 2013, Hon. Kazungu Kambi was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta as a Cabinet Secretary (CS) for the Ministry of Labor and Social Services, a position he held from 2013 to 2015. During his tenure he was instrumental in spearheading transition of staff from National to the 47 County governments.

While at the helm as a Cabinet Secretary for Labor and Social Services, Hon. Kambi oversaw NSSF increase its revenue from Ksh 400, 000 to Ksh. 1.2 billion by the time he was leaving.

He revived National Industrial Training Authority (NITA), and was instrumental in the establishment of the National Employment Authority vide an Act of Parliament which seeks to connect job seekers with employers.

He enhanced the growth of the National Cash Transfer Program, a support program for the elderly and the disabled from 1000 to over 7000 beneficiaries.

At the Child Welfare Association, he spearheaded establishment of the National Adoption Society and the National Emergency Response, Welfare and Rescue Organization for children through a legal notice No. 58 of 23/05/1955.

He has served as the Chairman of Coast Development Authority and also as a Director at the Betting Control and Licensing Board.

Hon. Samwel Kazungu Kambi is currently a Commissioner at the National Land Commission.

He is pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Finance and Management at Baraton University.

Hubbie Hussein Al-Haji - Commissioner

Hubbie Hussein Al-Haji - Commissioner

Hubbie Hussein Al-haji was the County Executive Committee member in Garissa County having held two different departments for the period between 2013 and 2017. She was first in charge of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation for Garissa County, she later held the same position in the department of Health Services; this follows the devolution of service from a national government to a regional government called counties in Kenya. The devolution (Decentralization) transfers political, administrative and Fiscal powers to the regional government.

This places Ms Hubbie in a critical position of ensuring that every member in the society has a sustainable livelihood hence a food secure county. The docket of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation was the docket with the biggest challenge; it had the responsibility of feeding a county that has one of the highest poverty rates in the country. During her tenure several policies have been passed and initiative taken to attain the objective of the ministry.

Under the Health docket, Hubbie was responsible for delivering health services to the residents of the county.  During her tenure Garissa County was ranked as the best County in Kenya in the area of maternal and new borne health, due to enhanced referral mechanism and the established. The staff of the department also appreciated her exemplary leadership by organizing a party for her and giving an Award.

Ms. Hubbie is a former Executive Director, and a founding member of Womankind Kenya (WOKIKE). It was founded in 1989 as a welfare society by local Somali pastoral women who were committed to improving the living standards and the level of decision making of their fellow pastoral women and the girls in the North Eastern province. The organization particularly targets women and children, the most vulnerable members of the society; it addresses issues of Education, Health, Agriculture and livestock management (food security and livelihood), water and sanitation, campaigns and advocacy, women empowerment through civic education, emergencies interventions and women IGA programmes. It works with the pastoral communities at large to identify core problems in order to find solutions to their own problems.

Through her work at the organization, she has been instrumental in helping the community develop and institutionalize unique, innovative approaches to eradicate poverty, human rights abuses and empower women to foster community sustainability. Her dream is to see all girls in the region enjoy access to education at par with boys and ensure gender equality for all. As a human rights activist, she has engaged with communities to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and other gender-based violence through community dialogue and capacity building. She has endlessly confronted, local and national authorities on the rights of women and girls especially cases of rape, gender violence, women’s property rights. Ms Al-Haji is very well known among the law enforcement officers and other government officers for her role in challenging them on human right abuses. She has been involved in raising the level of consciousness of the indigenous people to demand for their rights and service from the duty bearers. Al-haji is known to have challenged the government on the historical injustices metred against her people by the subsequent governments after the colonial government, especially on massacres in North Eastern region.

Ms Al-haji is also known to have challenged her own community on gender disparities especially in education. She has played a major role in building the capacity of women and girls to increase their participation in politics, economic and social development.  As a human rights defender Ms Al-haji has faced many challenges including threats, insults and assaults by the government and the community but this has never deterred her from advocating for human rights and representing the voiceless members of her community.

Ms. Hubbie is also a former member of the Pay Review Board of the Kenya Armed Forces (Kenya Defence Forces) for the year 2009 to 2012. The major responsibility had to continuously review and assess the work condition of the Kenya military personnel and recommend favourable working conditions.

Ms. Hubbie is also a former member of the famous Bomas of Kenya delegates for the Constitution Review; she was an active member of the legal committee, which was then chaired by Prof. Kivutha Kibwana (Current Governor of Makueni County). She played a critical role in looking in to a devolved governance system, the major focus by then was federalism.

Ms. Hubbie has been an active member of the women movement which agitated for affirmative action and women political representation, this agitation lead to the 2/3 Gender rule which is now captured in the constitution of Kenya where no single gender should have more than 2/3 in any elected or appointed positions or institutions. She has also been an active delegate of the Commission on the Status of Women sessions that is held annual in New York. She has contributed effectively to several discussion topics in these sessions.

Ms. Hubbie is also a former Board of Director of Garissa Water and Sewerage Company (GAWASCO), which is a water company that provide water services to the whole of Garissa. While in this organization Ms Hubbie was task with the responsibility of assurance that there is portable water at every household – a great result had been achieved.   

In addition to the above Ms Hubbie was the first and only female animal health experts in the region in the 1980s, she rose to head the depart of livestock at the District level, this is a notional government position which is highly prestigious specially those years.

Ms Hubbie’s efforts have been recognized both nationally and internationally where she has been able to fight for the human rights of the indigenous people. Ms Al-haji has conducted research on various topics including a gendered analysis of water management practices in the Masalani Division of the Ijara district of Kenya, the impact of traditional harmful practices against Somali women in Northern Kenya, and a base line survey on human rights and female genital mutilation.

In 2006, she was awarded the Ralph Stone Memorial Award in recognition of her leadership in difficult circumstances and exemplary performance. In 2010 the President of Kenya awarded her with the prestigious award of the Order of the Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS) and also the UN Human Rights Office recognised her efforts along with the two other people in Kenya for their outstanding performance in Human Rights advocacy.

Ms Hubbie is an expert in Sustainable Development, Livelihood and food security as well as Gender and Human Right

Reginald Okumu - Commissioner

Reginald Okumu - Commissioner

Reginald Okumu- is a seasoned professional with 20 (+) years of experience leading both profit and non-profit organizations including being Chairman of The Institution of Surveyors Kenya and Board Member, National Housing Corporation. He has served in various capacities including Chief Operating Officer, Director, Senior Valuer, Real Estate Development Advisor and Commercial Negotiator in different private sector organizations and professional services/consultancy firms. Commissioner Okumu is a Full Member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya, Practicing Valuer and Estate Agent by profession. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Strathmore Business School, a Bachelor’s Degree in Land Economics from the University of Nairobi, a Post Graduate Diploma in Valuation and Estate Management Surveying from the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya and Certificate in Land Administration in Africa Searching for Land Tenure Security from the World Bank Institute. Commissioner Okumu is well conversant with the land estate sector, having specific expertise on land use and hands on experience in acquisition, development, valuation, management and disposal. Commissioner Okumu professional background, education and experience have contributed to equip him with relevant knowledge and well-rounded skills including negotiations, strategic planning, building teamwork, communication and stakeholder engagement.

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